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'1778' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1778' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1778
Grade VF20
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 466
Denomination 1/2 P

1778 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 12-78B, W-7830, R.4 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. VF. 111.5 grains. Die alignment: 210?. The Vlack 12-78B is known for being encountered on rough planchets, and this example is a case in point. George's face remains pleasant and well-defined, though the legends on both sides are often indistinct. It is unclear to what extent the surface roughness is attributable to environmental damage or poor planchet stock. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15278, realized $156. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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